Latest Festival Flyer update from Hebcelt
📣We are very excited to announce the HebCelt 2022 An Lanntair programme, featuring a range of specially commissioned shows to be performed by a host of incredible artists.
The Outer Hebrides of Scotland are steeped in the rich Gaelic tradition which is informed by the rugged wild Atlantic landscape and the people who this part of the world has shaped. One of the area’s greatest exports is its people who have gone on to forge lives and lay down roots all across the world though they never lost their sense of home in the Hebrides.
Though year’s focus could indeed feature in any year for the festival we are delighted to present a number of commissioned pieces, celebratory concerts and shows that have perfect synergy with Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022.
📅Wednesday, 13th July: 🎼Josie Duncan’s Till Slàn
Our 2022 opening concert, Till Slàn (return safely) is a musical journey centred around the meaning of Home.
📅Thursday, 14th July: 🎼Freumhan | Roots
Lewis lads and long-time friends and musical partners James MacKenzie, Norrie MacIver and Calum Alex Macmillan come together to present a suite of traditional and newly written music and song which was commissioned to celebrate HebCelt’s 25th anniversary.
📅Friday, 15th July: 🎼 Hebridean Women
An Lanntair’s legendary series of concerts featuring Hebridean Women presenting songs from their island homeland. Mischa Macpherson and Josie Duncan anchor this years celebration of song alongside a cast of emerging Gaelic singers and instrumentalists.
📅Saturday, 16th July: 🎼Fergie MacDonald and Band
World renowned, undisputed King of Ceilidh, Fergie MacDonald invites you to share an evening of song and stories with first half compèred by band mate Allan Henderson and a second where he will be joined by his band.
“Each and every year we strive to programme a rich variety of artists who represent the rich cultural heritage of our Gaelic home. This year we are delighted to present some previously commissioned works finally getting their rightful airing alongside some truly exceptional talent. We continue to be indebted to An Lanntair and all their staff as they support HebCelt in our bounceback from the pandemic.”
Caroline Maclennan, Festival Director
Tickets for the An Lanntair programme will be available exclusively via our website on the link below from 10:00am Friday 18th March